Get free help completing the FAFSA on Feb. 20

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Although a technical college or a university education is expensive, financial aid (scholarship, grants, work study, and loans) is available to make college affordable. To understand the process to apply for financial aid, seniors who are planning to continue their education after high school are encouraged to attend College Goal Wisconsin with their parents/guardians.

College Goal Wisconsin is an event that families can receive free assistance in completing the FAFSA. This is the form that colleges require students to complete to be considered for financial aid.  Students will complete the FAFSA online at www.fafsa.gov.

Students applying online will get their FAFSA application results faster than if they apply through the mail. The information that is submitted over the internet is completely secure and the process is easier because only questions are asked that apply to the student’s situation.

At College Goal Wisconsin, there will be financial aid officers from the various colleges across the state to answer questions while the family is completing the FAFSA.

DeForest Area High School (815 Jefferson Street, DeForest) will host College Goal Wisconsin on Saturday, February 20, at 10:00 am.

Other events are held across the state on Saturday, February 13, 20, and 27 at various locations and starts promptly at 10 a.m. except the Oshkosh location. Events are also held on Wednesday evenings, February 10, 17, and 24, at 6 p.m.

Each location will conduct a drawing where a student could win a scholarship for college.

For more information, including a list of what to bring, please visit www.collegegoalwi.org.

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